Obituaries: David Whitt Dorsey


David Whitt Dorsey

On April 7, 2018, David Whitt Dorsey, Sr., a lifelong resident of Opelika, Alabama, passed away at Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama. David is survived by his wife of 66 years, Miriam Ann Faulk Dorsey of Ozark, Alabama; brother Evans Sikes Dorsey (Joan); sons, David W. Dorsey Jr. (Leann), Dallas C. Dorsey; grandchildren, Dallas C. Dorsey Jr. (Anna), Whitney Starr Dorsey (Dana), David W. Dorsey III (ChanĂ©), Anna Laura Dorsey, Kate Dorsey; and great grandchildren Dallas C. Dorsey III and Isaac Terrell Dorsey. He is preceded in death by his parents, Isham Jenkins Dorsey, Jr. and Nell Whitt Dorsey; and brother Isham Jenkins Dorsey III (Grace). Upon graduation from Clift High School, David enlisted with the United States Navy. He served in the Pacific theater during World War II. After his return home, he met the love of his life Miriam Ann Faulk, a student at API, and in August of 1951, they began a wonderful journey lasting 66 years. David’s career in accounting spanned 44 years, and included employment at West Point Pepperell, Opelika Manufacturing, and Farmers National Bank. After his retirement, David enjoyed supporting his grandchildren in all their endeavors as well as studying the history of his family and his home town. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, he was also an accomplished artist, cartoonist, photographer, and electrician. Visitation was held in the parlor at Fredrick-Dean Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 12:00 PM until 1:45 PM, with a memorial service following at 2:00 PM in the chapel. The family would like to thank Dr. Eric Hemberg and his staff; Dr. Brandon Johnson and the EAMC Cancer Center staff; Dr. John Thomas and his staff; and all the staff at Bethany House for their care, love, and support. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to First United Methodist Church of Opelika, EAMC Cancer Center, or Bethany House of Auburn, Alabama. Frederick-Dean Funeral Home directed.


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